Everything you wanted to know about Texas

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      Everything you wanted to know about Texas

      * but were afraid to ask.

      Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas ..

      If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Texas ;

      If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas ;

      If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas ;

      If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may live in Texas ;

      If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas ;

      If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas ;

      If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Texas ;

      If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Texas ;

      If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80 and everybody's passing you, you may live in Texas ;

      If you find 60 degrees 'a little chilly,' you may live in Texas ;

      If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas friends, you definitely live in Texas .

      Need to be cheered up?

      Happy, Texas
      Pep , Texas 79353

      Smiley, Texas 78159
      Paradise , Texas 76073
      Rainbow , Texas 76077

      Sweet Home , Texas 77987
      Comfort , Texas 78013
      Friendship, Texas 76530

      Love the Sun?

      Sun City , Texas 78628
      Sunrise , Texas 76661
      Sunset, Texas 76270

      Texas 79372
      Sunray , Texas 79086
      Sunny Side , Texas 77423

      Want something to eat?

      Bacon , Texas 76301
      Noodle , Texas 79536

      Oatmeal, Texas 878605
      Turkey , Texas 79261
      Trout , Texas 75789
      Sugar Land , Texas 77479
      Salty, Texas 76567
      Rice , Texas 75155
      And top it off with:
      Sweetwater , Texas 79556

      Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!

      Detroit , Texas 75436
      Colorado City , Texas 79512
      Denver City , Texas 79323
      Klondike , Texas 75448
      Nevada , Texas 75173
      Memphis , Texas 79245
      Miami , Texas 79059
      Boston , Texas 75570
      Santa Fe , Texas 77517
      Tennessee Colony , Texas 75861
      Reno , Texas 75462

      Feel like traveling outside the country? Don't bother buying a plane ticket!

      Athens , Texas 75751
      Canadian, Texas 79014
      China , Texas 77613
      Egypt ,
      Texas 77436
      Ireland , Texas 76538
      Turkey , Texas 79261
      London , Texas 76854
      New London , Texas 75682
      Paris , Texas 75460

      No need to travel to Washington D.C.

      Whitehouse , Texas 75791

      We even have a city named after our planet!

      Earth , Texas 79031

      And a city named after our State!

      Texas City , Texas 77590


      Energy , Texas 76452


      Blanket , Texas 76432

      Winters, Texas

      Like to read about History?

      Santa Anna , Texas

      Goliad , Texas

      Alamo , Texas

      Gun Barrel City ,

      Robert Lee, Texas

      Need Office Supplies?
      Staples, Texas 78670

      Men are from Mars, women are from Venus , Texas 76084

      You guessed it..it's on the state line..

      Texline , Texas 79087

      For the kids...

      Kermit , Texas 79745
      Elmo , Texas 75118
      Nemo , Texas 76070
      Tarzan , Texas 79783

      Winnie, Texas 77665
      Sylvester , Texas 79560

      Other city names in Texas , to make you smile.....

      Frognot , Texas 75424
      Bigfoot , Texas 78005
      Hogeye , Texas 75423
      Cactus , Texas 79013
      Notrees , Texas 79759
      Best, Texas 76932
      Veribest , Texas 76886
      Kickapoo , Texas 75763
      Dime Box , Texas 77853
      Old Dime Box , Texas 77853

      Telephone , Texas 75488
      Telegraph , Texas 76883
      Whiteface , Texas
      Twitty, Texas 79079

      And last but not least, the Anti-Al Gore City

      Kilgore , Texas 75662

      And our favorites...

      Cut-n-Shoot, Texas
      Gun Barrel City , Texas
      Hoop And Holler, Texas
      Ding Dong, Texas and, of course,
      Muleshoe , Texas

      Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas .

      1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742 miles

      2. Beaumont to Chicago : 770 miles

      3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas

      4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos , July 4, 1883.

      5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water.

      6. The Heisman Trophy wa
      s named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston

      7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America .

      8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America 's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.

      9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.

      10. The worst natural disaster in U.S history was in 1900, caused by a hurricane, in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island .

      11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was ' Houston '

      12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island .

      13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. rainfall record of 43' in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.

      14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union ) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states.
      15. A Live Oak (known as Big Tree) near Fulton is estimated to be over 1000 years old.

      16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.

      17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper.

      18. Texas has had six capital cities: Washington -on- the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston , Velasco, West Columbia and Austin .

      19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S. which is taller than the Capitol Building in
      Washington DC (by 7 feet).

      20. The name ' Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas .

      21. The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.).

      22. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston .

      Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Fairlie , Texas :

      (1) Just one God.

      (2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.

      (3) No telling tales or gossipin'.

      (4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.

      (5) Put nothin' before God.

      (6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.

      (7) No killin'.

      (8) Watch yer mouth.

      (9) Don't take what ain't yers.

      (10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff
      Now that's kinda plain an' simple don'tcha think?
      Just thought ya'll wanna know ...

      Never argue with drunks or crazy people.

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      Port St.John,FL.


      Nothing like the facts. I still had to laugh at some of them. I been to Texas about a dozen times and I loved it. Watch out if you go into a truck stop and tell the lady your hungry and bring you a steak. Me and my co-driver did that and she brough us two 20oz platters full and all the trimmings. She said if we ate it all it was free. We had to pay. She was still laughing when we left. Love that Texas humor.

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      Next time you're in Texas come by the house. I'll grill you a steak, you can eat all you want, and even if you don't clean your plate ...

      ... you won't have to pay.

      Oh yea, and bring Mrs. Baldy, too.

      Never argue with drunks or crazy people.

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